Board of Advisors

ClearDATA believes in continually seeking outside industry insights, guidance and expertise in helping us to set the highest standards for technology, security, and customer satisfaction in the healthcare industry. We thoughtfully approached some of the leaders in our industry and asked for their advisory help in our quest. They are a stellar group of individuals and invaluable to us in guiding us down the right path towards our vision. Thank you advisors!

Sean Tuley

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, LifePoint Hospitals

As a healthcare leader with nineteen years of business unit and organizational leadership, general management, and program management experience. Mr. Tuley enjoys building successful teams, developing and executing strategic plans, fostering strong internal and external customer relationships, and driving effective organizational and operational change.

Previously, Tuley served as Vice President of Provider Services for Emdeon Business Services, a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle solutions for healthcare organizations. Prior to that, Tuley held various management positions within Perot Systems Corporation and was responsible for supporting healthcare clients. Tuley earned a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Citadel.

As a former officer in the United States Army, he makes himself available to provide guidance to members of the military community seeking to transition to a career in business.

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Jeff Margolis

Chairman Emeritus and Founder, The TriZetto Group

Widely recognized as a visionary in the application of innovative technology to the complex and rapidly changing healthcare industry, Jeff Margolis founded The TriZetto Group, Inc. in 1997. He has more than 19 years of experience architecting and managing information technology and services for some of the nation’s largest and most innovative healthcare organizations. He is the former senior vice president and chief information officer of FHP International Corp., a $4 billion healthcare company that operated health plans, multi-specialty physician clinics and hospitals, serving more than 2 million members and patients. Margolis was named an “up and comer” by Modern Healthcare magazine and is the former chairman of the Managed Care Executive Group. In 2002, he was named Ernst & Young’s Technology Entrepreneur of the Year for Orange County, California. A certified public accountant, Margolis holds certificates in Colorado and Illinois. He received his bachelor’s degree with high honors in business administration in management information systems from the University of Illinois.

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William Morris, MD

Associate Chief Medical Information Officer – Cleveland Clinic

William Morris, MD, is Staff in the Department of Hospital Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, appointed in 2006. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2007.

He was named Director of Clinical Informatics in 2007, with an area of focus on implementation, optimization and innovation and promoted to Associate Chief Medical Information Officer in 2012. A prolific inventor and innovator, Dr. Morris started and currently directs the Clinical Solutions Center at Cleveland Clinic. This highly specialized team brings experts in computer science, hardware and software engineers and clinicians to develop the next generation of clinical care tools. In 2008 Dr. Morris was named Innovator of the year for his work in implementing physician order entry for Cleveland Clinic and also received Innovator awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012 for work around healthcare software. He is active on numerous advisory committees include medical-legal, quality and safely committees and co-chairs distance health and mHealth initiatives within the health system. He continues his clinical role as a Hospitalist within the Medicine Institute as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

Gary Seay

Principal of BrightWork Advisory, LLC. Formerly CIO of CHS, Community Health Systems

Gary Seay has more than 25 years of experience developing and delivering systems and business process solutions in the healthcare industry. Most recently he served as the CIO of Community Health Systems, a $13B IDN, for 19 years. Prior to that he held executive positions at EQUICOR, CIGNA, and Humana.

Additionally, Mr. Seay has served on the United Way of Williamson County Board of Directors, as chair of the Tennessee HIMSS CIO Advisory Council, and as a board member of the Nashville Technology Council. His professional and community involvement has included membership in HP Health and Life Sciences Board of Advisors, Belmont University School of Pharmacy External Advisory Council, Technology Advisory Committee for the Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund (HHIF), and the Verizon Healthcare Customer Advisory Board.

Currently, Mr. Seay is Principal of BrightWork Advisory,LLC., a practice focused on enabling innovative healthcare solution success.  He is an author, speaker and advisor possessing extensive executive experience with major healthcare provider systems, managed care organizations, venture capital firms, and academic programs.

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James D. Murray, MS, CPHIMS

Vice President, Information Technology for CVS/minuteclinic at CVS Health

James Murray is Vice President, Information Technology for CVS/minuteclinic at CVS Health. He is responsible for the all systems and solutions to support over 1100 walk in medical clinics. Mr. Murray works to support a medical practice of over 2800 providers by enabling the efficient use of technology in the clinical setting. MinuteClinic maintains a strong focus on collaboration with medical systems in the communities we serve. The integration of medical records with their affiliate institutions across the country helps to improve continuity of care and enable communication around all aspects of a patient’s care. Working with Epic, CommonWell Alliance, Surescripts, and Carequality, Mr. Murray has been at the forefront of enabling disparate systems to share medical records and improve the continuity of care. The retail healthcare space has a strong need to drive this technology forward and CVS Health is committed to that effort. MinuteClinic has built a network of clinical collaborations across the country. As we continue to add systems and transactions to the network, we are also looking for innovative solutions to add more of the CVS Health business areas to integration discussion including looking at the role of pharmacists and how additional medical record information can be made available at the pharmacy. In addition the value of structured data exchange from a pharmacy to a physician in the care setting.

Mr. Murray has over 20 years experience in Healthcare Information Technology beginning his career as an application developer for the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Mr. Murray moved on to technical management at Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization prior to accepting a role of Corporate Manager of Support and Technology Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization. While working at MGH, he led teams supporting patient administrative systems as well as the development and deployment of a variety of software including mobile solutions for physicians and ambulatory patient tracking. Mr. Murray moved on to work for Partners Healthcare corporate Information Systems as a Technology Architect.

Mr. Murray has spoken to national audiences on the topics of healthcare information technology, data integration, cyber security, and disruptive innovation.

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Aaron Gani

Enterprise Vice President – Innovation, Humana

In his role as Enterprise Vice President – Innovation for Humana, Aaron leads a team focused on creating products and services through internal and external investments to power Humana’s enterprise strategy of improving member health. Prior to this role, Aaron was responsible for leading the delivery of technology products and services to Humana’s business segments, including population health management, primary care, clinical analytics and services, pharmacy benefit management, traditional and specialty mail order pharmacy, in-home senior care, urgent care, and core insurance. Aaron also previously managed Humana’s Health Information Technology acquisitions Certify Data Systems, Anvita Health and nliven systems.

Aaron also serves on the board of managers of Availity, LLC.

Prior to joining Humana in 2006, Aaron was a division general manager with Business Genetics of Denver, Colorado, and held a variety of information technology roles with Wachovia Corp. in Charlotte, NC.

Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Information Systems) from the University of Louisville’s College of Business, and a Master in Business Administration degree from Duke University.

August Calhoun

Senior Vice President, Healthcare Services at Siemens Healthineers

August Calhoun, Ph.D. has more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience and is well-known in the provider community as a customer-centric technology executive and thought leader. He’s been integral to the success and growth of several global healthcare focused technology companies, including Healthcare and Life Sciences divisions within Dell and IBM. His unique combination of technology, healthcare, and consulting experience has enabled many healthcare providers to leverage data and analytics to improve the quality of care and reduce costs.

In his current role, as Senior Vice President (SVP) of North America Services at Siemens Healthineers, he’s responsible for leading digital, enterprise, and customer services.

Previously, Mr. Calhoun was SVP and General Manager of Provider Solutions at Truven Health Analytics. In that position he oversaw the financial and business performance of the company’s global Solutions Provider business, including Truven Health’s hospital, clinician and population health service lines, and leading brands such as ActionOI®, Micromedex®, CareDiscovery®, Care Comparison, MarketDiscovery™, Planning, 360 Care Insights and Truven Health Unify.

Prior, Mr Calhoun served as Vice President and General Manager of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences division. In this role, he was responsible for all customer relationships, account management, customer satisfaction, solutions, and services activity in the provider, life sciences, medical device, and payer markets. Under his leadership, Dell became a technological leader in the healthcare industry, ultimately being recognized by Gartner as the world’s largest health IT services business, and achieving best in KLAS recognition.

Mr. Calhoun has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ed Fisher

VP and CTO MedStar Health, formerly Technology Practice Head at Huntzinger, CIO Yale New Haven, CIO Bridgeport Hospital, CIO Norman Regional Health System, VP Outsourcing ACS

In his role as Technical Services Executive he helps provide guidance and expertise in the complex space of healthcare technology and innovation. He helps a wide range of enterprise healthcare clients challenged with rapidly advancing technology such as unified communication, big data analytics, security threat resolution, mobile device and BYOD requirements while dealing with aging infrastructure and just in time funding.

Mr. Fisher was formerly Vice President of Information Technologies and CTO at Yale New Haven Health System, considered a “Most Wired” Health System, where his primary responsibility was to provide an Information Systems Technology Plan and Vision to aid in the organization’s goal of providing advanced medical care and health promotion with excellence and compassion to Connecticut communities.

He has served in a similar roles for over 15 years and has been in the healthcare industry for close to 30 years. Previous experience includes Bridgeport Hospital, Norman Regional Health System, and The William W. Backus Hospital.

Peggy Scott

Cleco board chair and interim CEO of Cleco Corporate Holdings

Peggy Scott is Chair of the CLECO board a $6 billion investor owned organization and currently serves as interim CEO. She is the former Executive Vice President and COO/CFO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA, where she also served as Chief Strategy Officer leading the response to the Affordable Care Act. Ms. Scott had a distinguished earlier career in public accounting where she quickly became Deloitte’s first female office Managing Partner in their 100-year history.

Ms. Scott also draws on unique experience in both insurers and fully integrated healthcare organizations spanning hospitals to hospice. Skilled in reinventing large complex U.S./International companies in dramatically changing environments, she served in Senior Executive roles at Novant Health, Pan-American Life and General Health System. There she led transformations, grew companies organically and with M&A, and led operations and finance in eight countries.

Ms. Scott is an advisor to healthcare, technology and private equity. She is a consultant/advisor for Francisco Partners and serves on Health Catalyst Capital and the Blue Cross Foundation boards. She is on the LSU College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, having served as President. Prior service included International Plan Solutions, LLC, Partners National Health Plans, LA Superdome, and corporations in Latin America. She was an Adjunct Professor at Tulane’s Medical School.

Ms. Scott was featured in the Wall Street Journal as National Financial Executive of the Year, inducted into the AICPA’s Business Hall of Fame, and named Parker Pen USA LTD’s Woman of Achievement. She is in the LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction, LSU’s highest honor, named a Tulane Outstanding Alumnus, and holds a Ronald Reagan presidential citation. Business Insurance selected her as one of the nation’s Women to Watch.

She is a CPA and certified in Valuations and Forensics. She holds an MBA from Tulane and a B.S. in accounting from LSU magna cum laude.